Star Wars

In films, Star Wars is a 1977 to present (or 2019) futurism space drama, developed by George Lucas, based on the “Yaqui Indian religious” descriptions of Carlos Castaneda, as described in his fictional Tales of Power (1974), who described humans as “luminous beings” able to move things, e.g. rocks, with their mind (an aberration derived from Castaneda being on the drug peyote, and conversing with his two alter egos, in the drug-state), which does away with theology, replacing it with a agnostic/atheistic style universal belief system, based on a galactic battle between Sith, who are in league with the “dark side” of the force, and Jedi, who are in league with the “bright side” of the force.

Overview
In 1977, George Lucas, an American screen writer, after reading Carlos Castaneda's Tales of Power (1974), reformulated parts of this into his now-famous film Star Wars, introduced the concept of the “force” and the “living force”, a "dark side", the aim to restore "balance" in the universe, wherein the part of Luke, the apprentice, in the swamp talking to Obi-Wan Kenobi (the bright force, i.e. Don Juan) and Darth Vader (the dark force, i.e. Don Genero).

Medi-Chlorians
See also: Abioism
In 1999, Lucas, in Star Wars: Episode I, in an attempted to elaborate on the force and life, introduced the concept of “medi-chlorians”, a portmantua of “medium”, or substance through which another passes (Ѻ), and “chlorophyll” (1819), itself coined by French chemists Pierre Pelletier (1788-1842) and Joseph Caventou (1795-1877) from Greek khloros "pale green" (see: Chloe) + phyllon "a leaf" (see: folio). [3]

Jedi religion
In 2001, this Lucas-Castaneda basis of understanding has created a belief system, for many people, so much so that, in a UK census, supposedly as a joke, on in many cases a true identification, some 390,000 people, or 0.7% of the population, identified as Jedi in religion (see: Jedi religion). [2] The general Lucas-Castaneda force model is in need of a thorough Beg analysis.

Other
Star Wars, of significance, is the only film, including The Matrix (1999), which drew people into seeing the film “in theaters” in the double-digits, both owing to their world view paradigm changing view of things.

Discussion
Basically, in short, Lucas turned a cultural-fading story of god (power) over-riding, in a henotheism sense, a battle between good (exergonic) and evil (endergonic), or angels and demons, into a tale described by: power, energy, and force, respectively (although "force" is the staple concept in the film series); the confused balance between the “dark side” (of the force) and the “light side” (of the force) defined, in modern terms, in terms of free energycoupling” (Lipmann, 1941), which generally is a subject yet to be elaborated on, fully, in the social realm.

Quotes
The following are related quotes:

“The force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together.”
— Obi-Wan Kenobi (1977), Star Wars [4]

“You must feel the force around you.”
— Yoda (1977), Star Wars

“I just transferred a bit of ‘life’, force-energy, from me to him. You would have done the same.”
— Ren (2019), Star Wars: Episode Nine – The Rise of Skywalker (35:45)

See also
Elective Affinities (films)

References
1. (a) The Force – Wookieepedia.
(b) Living Force – Wookieepedia.
2. (a) Jediism – Wikipedia.
(b) Jedi census phenomenon – Wikipedia.
3. Medi-chlorian – Star Wars Wikia.

External links
Star Wars – Wikipedia.

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